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    March 20, 2013
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with your body, an abnormal growth or abnormal pain, you are worried about something like cancer, don't wait, go to the doctor. those are my doctor's orders, thanks for being with us! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ >> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 4 4 starts now. >> good morning it is wednesday march 20th. a live look at a wet golden gate bridge. >> good morning everyone i am james fletcher. >> i am anny hong . >> we're tracking light rain. erica has our forecast. how much are we expecting erica? >> the main front has already passed through. we
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are seeing scattered showers here on our radar. a live look at storm tracker 4. zooming in to see if it is currently raining in your neighborhood. >> it looks like wet weather dublin, pleasanton into the sinole grade. >> heading down to the south bay 880 corridor, milpitas, sunnyvale, downtown san not lajose. >> portions of the north bay currently drive. although we're not seeing rain early in san raphael we are seeing a closer to the golden gate bridge. >> dry forests navato, highway 37. >> depending on where you're located. the wet weather is not behind us. for we will continue to see scattered,
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and isolated showers later today. and why do of satellite and radar cloud cover to contend with more rain pushing off from the pacific. >> future cast 4 highlights the 8:00 hour. mainly scattered showers north of the golden gate bridge. >> 10:00 a.m. rain around redwood city, livermore valley. and for those of you a long the delta. >> shower activity will start to taper off as we get into the afternoon. >> looking antipater's currently. '40's and '50's. >> 53 in hayward. 49 waking up in vallejo. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows passed today high-pressure back in control. clear conditions. temperatures climb to the seventies once again as we head into the latter half of the weekend. >> we will see more in the way of cloud cover. this will be the first part of the workweek. next week we look dry. but we have the possibility for more showers later next week.
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>> that is something we will continue to monitor. we have wet roadway. turning as it to traffic. >> i have been checking with the chp no hot spots. nothing major. definitely have more accidents reported for this time of morning. >> a live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza doing just fine out of oakland into san francisco. >> the san mateo bridge the glossy roadway. >> the drive times 11-12 minutes. >> the golden gate bridge looking good 23 minutes out of novato into the city. >> erica let's go live out to israel where president obama has just arrived. he just took a moment to deliver remarks to the crowd that showed up to welcome him. this is his first trip to israel as president. there is a lot to talk about with the ongoing situation there in the middle east
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between israel and palestinians. we will have to see what happens at this historic meeting as it is under way. we will follow the president's movements throughout the day and update you on what is going on. >> back here in the bay area we began our news this morning with developing story i san jose police looking for a gunman who they say shot a man in an apparent drive-by shooting. >> here is the place we're talking about. the address is 1720 hopkins and drive. that is a middle school area. let me push in and show you the area we're talking about. this again a middle school nestled in a community. police said the victim between 18 and 20 years old was standing on the sidewalk when a light colored guess you the drove by and someone opened fire. the victim remains in a hospital this morning their condition remains unknown. that happened just about 2 mi. away from monday's
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deadly officer involved shooting. authorities have identified bruce barthelemy as the san jose police officer was shot and killed a man they said tried to ram him with a car. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. the officer, members of san jose metro unit, were dressed in plain clothes when they noticed a suspicious car and found out it was stolen. the passenger in the stolen car is now facing several charges. >> a train hit and killed a pedestrian on the caltran tracks in san jose. the person was hit by a northbound train near west virginia street. the train had recently left the tameeeien station, and there was only one passenger board. several other trains
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were delayed. full service was restored around 730 last night. the death was the fourth fatality on the caltran corridor this year. >> anfor the third time in less than a week, thornton junior high fremont was the target of a bomb threat. the most recent was monday afternoon and it turned out to be another false alarm. however, some parents are upset that they were not notified. fremont police said they alerted the public using the nixel system. the school superintendent says the district did not contest parents about the recent false alarm. >> police are looking for a man who made off with a 5,600 lbs. spool of copper wire from a pg&e storage yard. the copper was stolen on sunday and is valued at more than $25,000. police
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said the man stole it for quick from a nearby construction site, drover proficient at the store jordan used to low gospel of copper onto a flatbed truck. >> contra costa county fire crews are working to contain a house fire in a moment that the island. two alarm fire broke out early this morning at 1480 taylor st.. crews say they're having a hard time containing the fire did at the foul lines the area. pg&e says some lines in the area are down at this hour. crusade to loans to the siren danger due to those down line will bring you updates as they become available. >> city leaders and santa clara believe there one step closer to getting superbowl 50 in 2016. city council members unanimously approved a measure tuesday that exhibits the an f l from paying millions of dollars in exchange for santa clara to host the superbowl.
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those with the nfl will be waived as well as two tax surcharges that would go funding the new stadium. while santa clara's mayer says the money will be made back from private donors and filing that as spilling hotels, some committee members said they're still not happy with the city's decision. >> santa clara is competing with miami for the 2006 superbowl. --2016 superbowl. miami however chose not to give in to these requests made by the nfl. santa clara mayor belize this move as a city in prime position to get the big game. the nfl is not suspected--x spec to make their decision on the location until late may. >> site mary's had advanced in the first round of the ncaa tournament. the gaels beat middle tennessee state
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>> welcome back. the time is 4:10. >> the man suspected of killing five people inside his san francisco appeared in court yesterday. bin thai luc and be a non native pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder plus special circumstance of committing multiple murders, robbery, burglary, and lying in wait. in yesterday's court appearance, the judge did not set a date for preliminary hearing. his lawyers said they needed more time to review evidence. the cases continued until may 3rd. >> a man is convicted of an elan or condominium fraud case in san francisco has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 40 year-old j. shah was convicted of taking
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control of it once three luxury condos, taking out loans against the properties, and laundering the money through shell companies. he is ordered to pay a $14.1 million fine nearly triple the amount taken in the scheme. san francisco street district attorney george gascon says the sentence was one of the most of their punches in the history of his offices white-collar division. >> the family of a 14 year- old santa rosa boy died when he was hit by a race car driven by his cousin saturday is planning a memorial. the boy's grandfather says there will be a private funeral saturday followed by a public memorial sunday. marcus johnson was an eighth grader who was in the pit area of the marysville racetrack with his cousins read car went off the track and hit him along with another victim, dale wondergem jr.. he also died.
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the family says that the driver, a 70 in your petaluma high school stood was like a brother to the victim. >> more and more elegant pop seals are being taken in by the marine mammal center in marin county. pups are being abandoned by their mothers are showing up malnourished. >> the center says storms of people may be to blame for separating the pups from their mother. so the pups evidence of a shark bites. the centers did you see an injured pub, call them. >> there are 19 elephant seal pups on site right now. the center says there could be as many as 60 in a month for to. >> rain fell in the bay area over night. it should be wet this morning. we will have eight of them on the forecast with erica.
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>> is 4:15. thus it to the forecast. the rain has arrived just as erica had expected. good morning
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erica. >> the rain fell overnight. storm tracker 4 shows we're not done just that. we're just getting started for some of us. heavier rain for the north bay coastline north of the golden gate bridge. i want to zoom in to see if is raining in your neighborhood. the rain through hercules has continue to push peace. still contending with wet roadway in dublin, pleasanton, livermore on the altamonte pass. >> green on your screen indicates where we are seeing light rain however, it is pretty steady. use your wipers. >> we're saying wet weather over the highway coming out of print what. currently raining in milpitas. the 880 corridor heading down into downtown san jose. >> we are dry for stretches of the men and southern peninsula. >> south city, daly city, burlingame under the green. >> downtown san francisco contending with light rain.
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the rain could pick up in the next hour. we have not seen too much. in fact most locations have seen less than a 10th of an inch of rain. we did say more however, in the north bay that is where the ran arrive earlier. >> satellite and radar shows a wider view. >> rain coming from the pacific futurecast for what should through the timing. a.m. scattered showers north of the golden gate bridge. >> 10:00 a.m. the showers passing through impacting antioch, livermore, tracy, and in redwood city. >> heading into the afternoon we could see scattered pop-up showers. we could also see breaks of sunshine. >> we will move in the direction of drier conditions and clear conditions later today. >> temperatures are in the '40's and '50's now. we could see lows '60s. plenty of of fifties into the afternoon. >> 67 in vallejo. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows that
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temperatures will rise. we will see clear skies, sunny conditions lasting into the weekend. >> and the traffic center surprisingly it is pretty quiet no hot spots. >> a couple of fender benders did pop-up but it is not impacting your ride. >> drive with extra caution. take your time. the same buy supplies to the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza there are some wet roadway as an overnight road work. >> the drive time nine minutes with a foot of the bays approaching a fremont street. >> that the send detailed regional problems getting to the bridge coming down the limits freeway. >> south bound 101, the golden gate bridge and out space between cars. turning our attention to the traffic maps a lot of green for the dublin interchange. no problems for northbound 101. >> problem free for interstate 280 and north bound 85. >> new this morning at
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least seven, a possible eight marines were killed monday night following an explosion at an army depot in hawthorne. >> yesterday's friends in the community gathered to honor those lost their lives in the transaction size. >> military official said the marines were conducting live fire and maneuver training monday night when a round exploded. at least seven were killed and eight others were wounded. >> official said the cause of the got blast and a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube. they said the mortar rounds and the tubes used to fire them of being pulled from service, pending an investigation. the military says the exercise was part of regular training required to maintain readiness. >> present barack obamas begins his middle east trip with a stop in israel today. he's expected to meet with israel president israelnet anyahu . the visit comes as
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trouble is not for surface and neighbor in syria. the ed payne has the story. >> some u.s. lawmakers say syrria may have crossed the line. >> i have a problem believing chemical weapons were not used. we need the final verification of everything we know of the last year-and-a-half. we will come to the conclusion if they are positioned for use or impact have been used. >> a chemical attack that killed the five people and wounded hundreds tuesday. rebel supply and the government. >> the syrrian crisis is expected to top it with israeli, palestinian, and jordanian leaders this week. >> the u.s. says ithe presidents clear that he said if those
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using chemical weapons does not meet their obligation to secure the there will be consequences. >> i am of ed pyne kron 4 news. >> a huge blow for gun control advocates. >> senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control packages bring to the senate floor for debate. he says there is not just enough support. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this legislation should be supported. it is aimed to protect children. to protect schools. it is aimed to dry up the supply of weapons overtime. >> while that part of the measure is in limbo. it is
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likely the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, a call for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> the pentagon is getting ready for the start of forced for day workweeks. furlough notices will began going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for 22 days or one day each week, from april 21st thru september 21st. that is equal to a 20% pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department 800,000 civilian employes. if the unpaid days off are the result of the forced federal spending cuts. >> there is new research indicating that sugary drinks are indeed bad for you. it says that one in every 100 deaths is caused by them. >> also that sugar sweet beverages are leads to more than 180,000 obesity related
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deaths worldwide each year. the study says that among the world's 35 largest countries, mexico had the highest death rates from sugary drinks. the u.s. was not far behind it is in third place. >> carnival cruise lines said it will cancel another 10 cruises on the troubled triumph. the vessels made headlines last month when passengers were stranded for days without power. carnival says the ship will not be ready >> customers who booked the now canceled cruises will receive a refund. >> a wet day in the bay area. latticing heavy rain in petaluma of toward santa rosa. more on
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>> welcome back. >> moderate to heavy rain over high 101 in the north bay. >> looking at the east bay. san ramon heading to dublin pleasanton, a small gray-- the sinole grade. >> you to see rain and antioch and brentwood, along highway 4 approaching the will of has. >> down to the south bay. it has been running most of the morning for milpitas, the 880 corridor heading into downtown san jose. >> for those of you and palo alto turning our attention to the mid peninsula. you can see rain south of interstate 380. we are seeing rain in daly city, san francisco as well. >> the middle of of the city twenties, looks like
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the rain in downtown petra raw deal. when we get to the street level we're seeing shower activity 4 market street. gary boulevard coming out the richmond district. turning our attention to the north bay you can see the yellow is impact in the coast line. full day of bay, stinson beach. it will push close to san roq rafael cordero and those driving down the golden gate bridge. >> we are seeing more street originated from the pacific. that we are seeing cloud cover this will continue to midmorning. >> future cast 4 highlights the times where you can see by 8:00 a.m. daily scattered isolated showers north of the golden gate bridge. we do not see any yellow. >> 10:00 a.m. rain for the delta, livermore valley, redwood city. it is pretty light in nature. showers will taper off. we could see clear, dry conditions for some as we head into midday.
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>> off taking a look at your day planner. tippers in the '40's and '50's. heading into the afternoon we are talking of the '50s was '60s. >> we will see a decrease in cloud cover letter to light. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows high- pressure back in control because the low seventies as we transition into the weekend. >> thank you erica. 4:27. will take a quick break here it will take a look outside when we come back. we will visit with erica and have
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>> we are back. if this 4:30 . we are in the west is a to talking with erica. it looks like the rain is pretty widespread. >> yes james barrett of yellow indicate rain in the north bay of our i 101. >> in a storm tracker 4 lit up. we have not seen that much in the way of rainfall
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just yet. >> i will talk about the numbers coming up in just a minute. zoom in around the bay area. car leasing ratified 80/680 interchange. rain along the altamonte pass. highway 4 coming out and antioch. drive for concord, to 42 heading into walnut creek. >> milpitas has been contending with wet weather throughout the morning. >> for thou the entire age 0 or leaving it to downtown san jose. >> for our catching a dry creek for sunnyvale. those of you in menlo park not raining for 380 heading to s f o. we're seeing rain across town freeways in san francisco. look at the yellow on your screen on the edge of ocean beach. this is impacting the richmond district of san francisco. i want to zoom into street view it is impacting gary boulevard, fulton street. it is drive for market street leading into downtown san francisco. the rain line
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inching closer. umbrellas, wind chill weicker's necessary this morning. -- wind shields' like purwipers. >> heading into the afternoon shower activity will taper off. in the past 12 hours we have not seen too much. a lot of people have been riding in saying the rain was heavy last night there were trace amounts in san francisco. a 10th of an inch for oakland and san jose. >> there was rain far in the north bay. santa rosa saw a quarter of an inch. >> future cast 4 shows shower activity dropped morning. for 10:00 a.m. possibly light, steady rain for the delta, livermore valley, those of you in redwood city. >> showers could linger into the afternoon. it should be dry for most of us. speaking
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of afternoon here's a look at a high as 60 to four palo out so 61 in santa clara. >> plenty of lows 60s in the east bay with the upper 50s as well. >> a vallejo 57. 61 union city. downtown san francisco an afternoon high of 57. 59 in alameda. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows today at the last day of wet weather faugh after this high pressure back in control. we are talking clear skies and sunshine. it will feel like spring time again. because it officially is. temperatures in the low seventies sunday into monday. we will continue to monitor your extended forecast. i am also seeing the possibility of rain later next week. >> i'll have more in just a few minutes. >> i want to take a look at traffic. a live look outside at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza a good time to leave home. we have wet roadway but no accidents. >> the chp traffic log have
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been minor nothing at the san mateo bridge traffic moving in both directions of highway 92. >> south bound 101, the golden gate bridge ride looking good. again we have heavy rain on the way. keep that in mind and drive with extra caution. >> the time is 4:33. >> new this morning the preschool and pleasanton is reopening today after one of his teachers were accused of binding a little girl. >> center point christian preschool was closed for staff training for four days after allegations that a teacher tape to the ankles and wrists of the two year- old girl for refusing to take a nap. off and a lot calcagno for design from her job in january. the alameda county d.a. is considering whether she will face charges. >> for the third time in less than a week. thornton
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junior high school in fremont was targeted as a bomb threat. the most recent threat was monday afternoon. it turned out to be another false alarm. however, some parents were upset that there were not notified. >> the school is doing everything possible in order to protect the to the spirit the students are number one here in fremont. >> if fremont police said they alerted the public about the bomb threat using their nixel systems . >> the school superintendent says the district did not contact parents about the recent off alarm. >> swatting is a growing trend especially in california. the term is used to describe the situation where police are other first responders are set on fake charges because barrett and the subsequent responses used to disrupt an organization like a school or to break a person.
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>> swatting come to the terms what like swat team. multiple celebrities have been victims of it. recently, a fake 911 call about a robbery at tom cruise a song. other hoax calls have been made to the homes of just and beiber , ashton kutcher , and the car-jekardashians among others. now california lawmakers are pushing for harsher punishment for people convicted of making false police reports. >> in the south bay san jose police looking for a gunman who this a shot a man in an apparent drive-by shooting. it happened near fisher middle school at 1720
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hopkins tried. please send it to between 18 and one year ago was standing on the sidewalk light colored s u v drove by in some of the fire. the diplomats the hospital this morning their condition remains unknown. >> the shooting happened just about 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer involved shooting. authorities identified bruce barthelemy off as the san jose police officer was shot and killed a man that say try to ram him with a car. this video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven new the officer, members of san jose mr. unit, were dressed in plain clothes when they noticed a suspicious car and found it stolen. the president a stolen car is now facing several charges. >> costa cost accountincosta coe
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crews were working to contain a house fire at a home in bethel island. the to alarm fire broke our early this morning at 1480 taylor st.. the cruise are having a hard time containing the fire due to at pyrolize area. the ginnie says some lies there are down at this hour. crusade to loans to the solder and danger due to those lines. kron fours jackie sissel is in route and will have an update coming up. >> authorities in san jose a surging for student was lasting capping monday night. lorette smith is considered at risk. he was sighted monday night by police for legally camping at henry cowell state park but has not been seen since. he has brown hair and brown eyes his 5 ft. 10 and weighs 150 lbs..
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>> a man accused of killing three people in a drunk driving crash in daily seatedaly city pleaded not guilty. >> >demacedo is accused of crashing into a car carrying four people. three of them two brothers and father were killed. the four passengers remained in hospital. he is facing several charges including three counts of d.u.i. vehicle manslaughter. we will be right back with more on the kron 4 morning news.
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>> we are back is 4:4 for0 as we keep an eye on the market. >> futures trading shows all indexes positive. numbers were mixed on wall street yesterday. even after lawmakers in cyprus rejected an unpopular bailout plan. you're the closing numbers. the dow was up by three. . after being down as much as 70 points. the nasdaq lost a point. and the s&p fell three. . all of the major indexes are positive. we will see if it stays that way. >> california jobless rates stalled at 9.8% this winter, with only a few jobs created in january. the state employment development are reports that the unemployment rate remained unchanged in january and december. >> the department says the good news is that the revised figure shows an overall gain of over three
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to 27,000 jobs last year. that is an increase over 101,000 jobs over previous estimates. >> a muni is working on a smart phone app to connect passengers to taxes around san francisco. the board voted to create an electronic tax dss network that would include an on- line dispatch service. the legislation stems from growing competition from other ride sharing a car service programs, such as ;uft , sidecar and uber that take advantage of the connectivity of smart phone customers. >> affordable housing has become a hot-button issue in the town of danville. some residents are unhappy about the city's plan to require more affordable housing. residents spoke out last night at a town council meeting about danville's plan to set aside land for affordable housing. those
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against the plan said affordable housing would take away from danville small-town feel. they point out to neighboring communities as cautionary tales. >> how does high density, low income, affordable housing contributed to this community. answer it does not. >> the town council had little choice in the matter. state law requires communities to set aside land designated for affordable housing. >> we will take a quick break 4:42 . as we go and live look at storm tracker 4. the heavier showers are found in the north bay. the areas of yellow on the map. looking offshore we see more rain on the way. to our activity will stay with us for the morning commute. we will have more in a minute.
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>> we are backed at 4:4. 5
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much of the bay area saw wet weather yesterday. here is video from pacifca where you can see a few people out and about, despite the rainy conditions. >> we saw less than an inch of rain here in san francisco and most of bay area as well. more rain is hitting the bay area right now. let us check in with erica. good morning with erica. >> good morning james. >> keep in mind if you're using highway 101 coming out of santa rosa using the golden gate bridge there is lane there. >> in the east bay you could see heavy rain impacting richmond. the rich and san rafael bridge heading to the shore freeway. it looks like all of it, berkeley could be picking up heavy rain momentarily. traffic heading toward the macarthur maize as well. currently dry and east bay for most of highway 4. this is leading up to the will pass. light rain in the san ramon valley. the 5 80/680 interchange heading into the of sinole great.
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>> off the 80 corridor heading into the downtown area. sunnyvale drive. the being most of interstate 280 looking good. rain currently over the dumbarton and the san mateo bridges. >> as we focus our attention of the mid peninsula we are dry for san mateo stretching to south city. >> focusing on san francisco the shower activity we saw in our last report has since pushed its way east. we did see heavy rain around ocean beach. see how quickly it is moved out of the area. remember we have heavy rain for portions of the north bay, highway 101, heading to the richmond san raphael bridge. and of highway 37. >> looking at a wider view satellite and radar shows cloud cover continuing to stream in. we have more is coming from the pacific. that will continue for most of the morning. there is a possibility we will dry out
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heading into midday. >> the potential for a scattered, isolated shower exist. >> futurecast 4 set up for the 7:00 hour the peak of our commute possibly dry conditions for napa vallejo. the sale to the livermore valley region to the south bay to morgan hill and gilroy. >> 11:00 a.m. some showers start to taper off. contending with wet weather north of the golden gate bridge. we are dry for the peninsula. foot in the clock into motion isolated showers could continue into the evening hours once this is said and done we will see a decrease in cloud cover. >> temperatures right now we are on the warmer side. '40's and '50's heading outside the door. if you are heading up to tahoe not seen much in the way of snow. it is too warm. we could see in 3 in. of snow above 7,000 ft.. in fact mainly sunny skies today. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows wet
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weather is out of here. we're back in the sunshine and possibly seventies as we head into the weekend. >> more on the forecast in just a bit. >> taking a look of traffic. here is a live look outside at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza a very good ride. not reporting any accidents. >> chp does not have much to report which is surprising since it has not risen a while. we usually see a ton of stand out. not the case today. the san mateo bridge the drive 12-13 minutes. >> south bound 101, the golden gate bridge there reconfiguring the lanes. heavy rain in the course of the north bay. >> turning to the traffic maps crosstown freeways look good no problems for the east shore freeway. your drive time from hercules to berkeley clocking in at 12 minutes. >> thank you erica the lights are back on and traffic is flowing again a little avenue in morgan hill. this was the scene early yesterday morning
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after a car hit a power pole near the intersection with murphy ave. the poll was cut in half leading wires dangling over the road. at one point about a hundred pg&e customers lost power and traffic had to be routed around the mess until late in the afternoon. the crash also disrupted phone service for a time. >> meanwhile a mother and her three year-old child were rescued after she lost control of her car and crashed into a ravine near milpitas. this video from a helicopter a partnership with abc news out of a car stuck in the ditch. the mother and her daughter were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. >> cab drivers gathered in front of city hall to protest the city's proposed legislation to allow sulfone application to connect passengers with drivers around the city drivers who are not licensed cabbies. the cab drivers or out hawking their horns, and holding signs with their
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message opposing the legislation. they say the apps , which include ridesharing businesses whichlyft and sidecar will hurt their business. >> we cannot peak against the we have to pay city fees and taxes they can go and undercut us because they're not paying any of that. >> because the new legislation as more cars to the street, these cab drivers will lose their business value. >> it will be quite a bit lower before anyone will be getting the table at chez panisse . >> the restaurant in berkeley. the damage from a march 8th fire turned out to be worse than initially thought. the front part of the building surrounded him by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is needed to bring the 1970's restaurant up to code. >> we would need
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electrician's plumbers. all that kind of stuff here is a normal job but it will be running 7 days per week. >> it was originally hoped the restaurant could be reopened that month. but the opening date has been pushed back indefinitely. >> many people in pleasant hills or fighting to set a landmark that is been around for more than half a century. developers want to tear down the cine arts don't fear in build date dick's sporting goods in place of it. petitions have been given out and efforts to save it. many of the community are hoping their voices will stop the developer. >> i would like to see it maintained. i would like to say it's day taoism lead go on. >> what should happen? >> i think what to happen is it should be incorporated into the structures. but i do understand i have involve the dome is in very bad
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shape. >> the planning commission will make a recommendation to the city council for a later vote. will ultimately decide the fate of the theater. >> they're calling a doomsday or armageddon. and massive asteroid hurling toward earth. sounds like a blockbuster movie, but it is the hot topic on capitol hill. for the and the nasa is talking about what we can do about it, if anything. >> if an asteroid of that size kids are it could cause doesthousands of casualties. >> but it is much smaller. >> much smaller, that is than the meteor hit a russian city in siberia earlier this year. heard about 1000 people, mostly from flying glass. . nasa says strikes like that happen every 100 years, the
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so-called doomsday asteroid. that hit earth every thousand years. nasa cannot peg exactly when that will be or where it just wants to be ready. so far, no real solution, but they're working on it. >> storm tracker 4 shows it is busy. the light rain pockets around the bay area. also heavy rain in thtoward san raphael and palo. more in the forecast we come back. --
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>> you are watching kron 4 morning news we're starting off with a live look at storm tracker 4. >> everheavy rain north of the golden gate bridge. richmond the shore freeway approaching all in berkeley. >> currently driver high way for just light rain from a dublin, pleasanton interchange. light rain for
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the eighth zero or more heading into downtown san jose. it looks like we're dry for the mid peninsula. >> satellite and radar shows a cloud cover associate with this is the very if we should see if dry conditions as we head into the afternoon it. >> off isolated showers could linger. taking a look at those afternoon highs upper 50s, lows '60s. 60 degrees for oakland. 57 for downtown san francisco. taking a look at your extended forecast high- pressure back in control as we head into thursday and friday. james. >> bankamerica coming up on kron 4 morning news parents and there is cool are furious that they were not aware of a recent threat made to a high school. what authorities and school officials are saying about the latest threat to barton jr. high in fremont. and the preschool is realtor is one after the close four days for staff training off after allegations that the teacher tape a child for refusing to take a nap. the teacher bound chows and ankles and wrists.
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5 starts now. >> in top stores were
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following on wednesday, march 20th of the large fires burning right now that a lot and was so hard for cruise to knock the fire- out. >> the preschool is reopening this one have been closer staff training at allegations that a teacher tape up a child. >> and today's first-ever spring, but does not feel like it. an attorney erica and are in the weather center for an update. >> adjusting light rain 580, 680 heading into the of sinole gray . >> steady light rain for the 880 corridor milpitas into downtown san jose. we have been dry for sunnyvale. and for those of you in menlo park. interstate 280 looking dry. >> turning our assistance to
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the mid peninsula nothing there but or shower activity on the way. heavier rain that was in the north bay has crossed the richmond san rafeal bridge and is heading out to the east bay. we're not done with wet weather just yet. i will talk about futurecast for what we can hold at 501 is on to traffic with george. >> thank you erica. good morning we're not tracking any hotspots as a result of the weather. we have a few accidents reported by the chp nothing to slow our commute. >> a quick commute check from the bay bridge toll plaza is a light ride. we have easy conditions for your ride to the east bay on interstate 580 and highway 4. light traffic for the peninsula, for the north bay, and sword south bay. >> contra costa county fire crews are working to contain a house fire in a home in bethel island. the to alarm fire broke out around 230 this morning at 1480 taylor
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wrote. cruise say they're having a hard time--taylor rolled. cruise said they're having a hard time containing the fire due to at the power lies in the area, there also no fire hydrants in the area. if p.j. any says some lies in the area are down at this hour. cruise as a 2 home to the site are in danger due to those down the lines. if we have a credit to the senate will bring you live report later in the hour. for the crews have been working overnight to get hold of the big fire on the island. >> new this morning just a few hours from now pleasanton preschool stung by accusations that one of its former teacher allegedly bound to year-old child for refusing to nap. we will reopen kron fours will tran will have more at center point christian preschool with the very latest. >> the prosecutors will
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decide to file any charges if any and what type of charges. as far as this teacher this former teacher we have learned she has been barred from teaching in the meantime. she cannot be on campus or talk to students. we also know there are about 140 students at the school. as soon as it was discovered some of the parents pulled their school out of class and out of a school altogether out of the outbreak of what happened. why did the school shutdown. after it found out earlier this month about the accusations it shut down the school for four days to send their staff to intensive training that was four days. that is light and open this morning. we plan to talk to the administrators and parents when they arrived at around 7:00. >> back to you james. >> very good will thank you. the train hit and killed a pedestrian on the couch and tracks off in san jose. the person was struck by a northbound train near west
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virginia street. the train had recently left the tamein station, and there was only one passenger on board. several stations or delayed because of the accident. full-service was restored around 730 last night. the death was the fourth fatality of the caltran corridor this year. >> also this morning we're following a developing story out of san jose were police are looking for a gunman who is a shot a man in an apparent drive-by shooting. this is a specific address where it took place 1720 hopkins drive. the victim who was between 18 and 20 years 0 was standing on the sidewalk when a light colored s u v near and middle school drove by in someone opened fire. the victim remains in the hospital this morning their condition remains unknown. >> will let you know if we
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get an update. the shooting incident recapping 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer involved shooting. >> authorities have identified cruise bartemely will police say tried to ram him with his vehicle. >> the metro unit was dressed in plain clothes and was in the area when they noticed a suspicious car, ran the place, found out it was stolen, an attempted to pull it over. the passenger in the stolen car is also facing charges this morning. >> authorities in san jose are searching for a student was lasting camping monday night. gabriel lorette smith is considered at risk. he was sighted monday night by police for illegally camping and hindering cowell state park. but he has not been seen since. he has brown hair and brown eyes. he is 5 ft. 10 in ways hundred and 50 l.
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>> the bay area said 4 90 mi. expansion of toll lanes over the next three years and the results are positive. >> the toll lanes on interstate 880 and highway 237 open a year ago today and revenue is more than 50% above projections. >> the extra funds will be used to build more toll lanes around the bay area, and extend carpool lanes where needed. total one percent of motorists in the car pool lanes our solo drivers willing to pay toll. the cost of using the toll lanes as varied from 30¢ to $5 depending on traffic congestion. >> a man convicted of a lever condominium fraud case in san francisco had been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 48 year-old j. shah was convicted of taking control of a woman's three luxury condos, taking out loans against the properties, and laundering the money through shell companies. he is sort of a $14.1 million fine nearly triple the amount taken in
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the scheme. san francisco visit attorney george gaston says his sentencing was one of the most severe punishment in the history of his office as white-collar division. >> the man suspected of killing people inside a san francisco home appeared in court yesterday. bin ahai luc a vietnam native, pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder plus special circumstance of committing multiple murders, robbery, burglary, and lying in wait. in yesterday's court appearance, the judge did not set a date for pulmonary hearing. his lawyer said they needed more time to review evidence. the case continued until may 30th. >>
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>> welcome back. waking up to wet weather. we wanted to meant to see it is currently writing it to your neighborhood. a light rain pushing eaceast that was affecting the east shore freeway serious. >> affecting high way 680, and portions of highway 4. >> wet weather portions of the san ramon valley. >> interstate 580 is expected from altamonte pass approaching downtown livermore. it is currently dry at the 5 80/680 interchange. >> dry conditions in sunnyvale. no issues for menlo park. dry weather sticks around for the next
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mid peninsula. >> light rain along the north bay coast line. keep this in mind as you get to work or school. the wider view on satellite and radar shows a cloud cover associate with this system this is a warm system approaching from the southwest. >> shooting up into the bay area a lot of rain fell overnight. the result of is of a quarter of an inch for places like santa rosa. obviously trace amounts for san francisco. just over a 10th of an inch of rain around oakland airport. >> future cast 4 highlights the 7:00 hour. you can see light rain for just about everyone. you could see a break for petaluma, napa, and vallejo. >> putting the clock into motion by 11:00 a.m. showers will taper off toward the peninsula, the coast, and the south bay. >> light rain north of the golden gate bridge. >> the heavy stuff is behind us. showers will continue to taper off. again there's the potential for an isolated
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showers even later on tonight. >> we will see a decrease in cloud cover. tomorrow looking good without a chance for rain. >> temperatures in the '40's and '50's. later today we will climb into the upper 50s lows '60s. >> downtown san francisco checking in at 57. 60 your high in hayward. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast its shows we have wet weather to contend with today. thursday, friday looks dry. sunny skies continue into the weekend. temperatures climb into the low seventies. the next best day for wet weather is later next week. >> 518 years of traffic with george. >> thank you erica. good morning. even with the rain we're not seen a huge increase in accidents. not tracking any hotspot for your drive. let us start with the look of the bridges. the bay bridge westbound an easy ride both at the toll plazas and getting to it through the macarthur maize from the east shore, from the nimitz problem free.
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>> on 92, the san mateo bridge so conditions both east and west bound. >> the head lights heading toward hayward. >> in the golden gate bridge ride 101 southbound a wet deck but light traffic. >> off looking at the east bay ride updating drive times. 12-13 minutes from hercules to berkeley. >> west 24 without delays. >> 680 through the san ramon valley comes in at about 18 minutes. >> 582 altamonte looks good there was a problem that was backing up the fighting traffic coming through tracy. >> your one to one rikers san jose looks great. >> so as to 80 and highway 85 is problem free. >> the ride looks good for novato 101 southbound with no delays to the golden gate bridge. >> off thank you george. 519 and the time. we have new information about those eight marines were killed monday night following an explosion at an army depot
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in hawthorne, nevada. >> yesterday's friends, family and community gathered to honor them. military officials say the marines were conducting like firemen overtraining monday night when a mortar round exploded. at least seven were killed and eight others were wounded. officials said the cause of the blast was a 60 mm around that detonated inside a mortar tube. they said the mortar rounds and the tube used to fight among being pulled from service, pending investigation. the military says the exercise of our regular training required to maintain readiness. >> off and pakistan each girl many view as a hero has returned to school for the first time, since she was attacked by talaban militants. >> in malala yousufzai was shot in the head last
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october, because of our support for girls' education. she now is attending school in england, where she's been receiving medical treatment. she is expected to get back into the classroom. >> malala improved through numerous surgeries, including two to repair a shattered all restore hearing. she was walking by the time she was released from the hospital in february. >> the pentagon is getting ready for the start of forced for day workweeks. furlough notices will begin going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for today's or one day each week, from april 21st through september 21st. that will equal a 20% pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department 800,000 civilian employes. the unpaid days off of a result of a fourth federal spending cuts.
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>> a huge blow for gun control advocates. senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control packages bring to the senate floor for debate. he says there's just not enough support. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill says she's been promised a bowdoin class introduced the assault weapon portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is very important to me i will not lay down of a dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it is aimed to protect children spirit to protect schools. >> is aimed to dry up the supply of these overtime. >> while that part of the measure is in limbo. it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on high capacity ammunition clips, a call for universal background checks, and
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stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> 522 is a time. we will be back on this wednesday morning. a wet wednesday in a couple of minutes. the first day of spring. we have the spring showers making the golden gate bridge a little bit messy. i barely broke down and use the wipers. the north in marin county in petaluma we're getting pretty good ride. we will track the storm for you in a couple of minutes. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios
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>> we're back taking a look at the market this morning. futures trading of three indexes positive this morning. numbers were mixed on wall street yesterday's. even after lawmakers and cyprus rejected an unpopular bailout plan here on the
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close of numbers. the dow was up three points. after being down as much as 70 points. the nasdaq lost 8 points. in the s&p fell three. . >> california's jobless rate has stalled at 9.8%. the state employment development board reported that the unemployment rate remained unchanged in january and december. the revised figures show an overall gain of three to 27,000 jobs last year. the jobless numbers for february are due to be released next week. >> the recent wave of infrastructure spending in the nine states is starting to pay off. a report card just released by the americans sided civil engineers ran our nation's roads, bridges, and railways a d plus. that is compared to day d the last time it was graded in 2009. here in california the state received an overall grade of a
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paolo. this stuff is affecting your ride coming down the shore freeway. heavy rain and antioch, highway 4 through pittsburgh and approaching the will pass. >> dry weather for 242 heading into the san ramon valley. >> we have dried up at the 5 80/680 interchange. i have been tracking rain pretty steady, and cost over the 880 corridor is a milpitas. eventually heading into downtown san jose. we're seeing drier conditions there. we do see a stray showers at the san mateo bridge on the western end. this is where 92 meets highway 101. turning to the north bay. a lot of locations have dried up. they are however a shower activity on highway 37. >> to britain '40's and 50's your later this afternoon we are talking upper 50s lows '60s. >> dry weather, sunshine of the next couple of days. i will have full details on your extended forecast
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coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> thank you erica. a quick commute check. we're looking at pretty good conditions. we're not setting any hotspot. for starting to see slow traffic in the spec for interstate 580. not only slowing the tracy but now slowing into the altamonte pass. the highway 4 where it was counsel for antioch this morning. none of the delays we saw yesterday's out towards will pass road the rest of the commute still looks good at the 242. >> thank you george 531. happening at this very minute firefighters battling a to alarm fire spread to two homes in contra costa county in the delta. the two alarm fire broke out a little after 230 this morning at 1480 taylor st.. cruz said they're having a hard time containing the fire due to active power lines in the area, there also will fire hydrants. >> pg&e says some lies in
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the area are down at this hour. we have a crew had to the senate will bring you a live report as soon as it becomes available. >> 532 right now in just a few hours from now a pleasanton preschool stung by accusations that a former teacher bound a two year-old child who refuse to take a nap. >> that school is now going to reopen kron fours will tran is at center point christian school with the very latest. >> good morning will. >> good morning darya. >> off the school administrators of the school down for four days they were in shock about the incident. teachers went into intensive training. >> will get reactions from administrators as well as parents. what happened was back in march a couple of weeks ago. this former teacher went to a gathering and allegedly showed the pictures to several features including get this, the mother of the two year-old.
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she informed the pleasanton police department. they just finished with the investigation. they turn over their findings to the prosecutor will decide whether or not to file charges against the teacher. >> if we learned her name for name is angela calcagno. >> she resigned earlier this year in january the school did not tell us why. >> in the meantime while the investigation is ongoing she is barred from teaching going on campus, and talking to any students. >> will get reaction. back to you darya. >> also in fremont the developing story. police are looking for a gunman in a drive-by shooting. >> it is a residential area.
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this actual address is nearing middle school. the shooting happened there is cool campus again it was early in the morning. police said the victim between 18 and 20 years old was standing on the sidewalk when a light colored s u v pulled up, someone inside opened fire and hit the victim. that person has been taken to hospital. their condition at this point unknown. the shooting happened just about 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer involved shooting. authorities have identified bruce barthelemy as the san jose police officer who shot and killed a man they say tried to ram him with a car. this video from a helicopter partnership with abc seven news. the officer, members of san jose mr. unit, were dressed in plain clothes with a notice as russia's car and found a stolen. a passenger in a stolen car is now facing several charges. >> if we begin our news is morning with developing story of a san jose
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lookinthe family of a 14 year- old santa rosa voice died when he was hit by race car driven by his cousin saturday is planning a memorial. the boy's grandfather says there will be a private funeral saturday followed by public moral sunday. markets johnson was a greater who was in the pit area of marriage to a racetrack and his cousins race car went off the track and hit him along with another victim there it the family says the driver a 17 year-old petaluma high school student was like a brother to the victim. >> also in fremont, police are looking for a man who made off with a 5600 pound spools of copper wire from a pg&e storage yard. the copper was stolen on sunday and is now at more than $25,000. police said
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the man stole it for cliff from a nearby construction site, drove it through a fence at the store jordan uses global copper onto a flatbed truck. >> a parolee accused of slapping a historic gold rush era jewelry box from the oakland museum in california is facing federal charges this morning. >> the fbi says andre tarray franklin sold the $805,000 or fact a business owner for $1,500 and then spread to report the honor to police if he did not for over $10,000. initially, friend was the only been facing a charge of receiving stolen property related to the january 7th theft. >> city leaders and santa clara believe there one step closer to getting superbowl 50 in 2016. city council
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also no fire hydrants. >> president obama is promising that the united states alliance with israel is " forever. " the president arrived in the middle east nation today, on a trip that also will take him to the west bank and jordan. >> it is the first day of spring but rain is in the forecast. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge. let's send it over to erica who is tracking the forecast. >> you can see it rained for martinez into walnut creek. we are also seen spotty showers in danville and it may affect your drive through the san ramon valley. there are light rains for novato and highway 37. here is the wider view.
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there is are a lot of clouds of are associated with this system. this is a system that is approaching from the southwest. we will continue to see this through out the day. honestly we have only say traces for downtown san francisco in the past 12 hours. a 10th of an inch for livermore. if we did see more for santa rosa and portions of the north bay. >> future cast 4 shows that we will just see light rain for the rest of the day. the showers will pass through. by 11:00 a.m. although the showers will be tapering off we certainly will be holding on to the possibility of isolated pop- up showers. into the evening it should decrease. currently the temperatures
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are sitting in the 40's and '50's. 53 degrees and pleasanton. your kron 47 day around the bay shows that it will be good conditions for the weekend and we may see low 70's as we head into sunday and monday. >> despite the wet pavement where not seeing any major incidents. in santa rosa there is a problem on 1 01 southbound. here at the bay bridge toll plaza you will see an easy to ride westbound with no delays to the macarthur mayes. this is an 11 minutes commute time from 24. the san mateo bridge ride looks good. the golden gate bridge is also easy and the trip through marin county. east bay freeway still looks good and we have not start to see slowing for interstate 80 from hercules to berkeley.
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580 has heavy traffic at alta mount pass way. the south bay freeway still looks good and as i mentioned the green on the screen shows the marin ride. >> public transit is off to a good start and muni is not reporting any problems. >> health officials are warning beachgoers to avoid the water at old lover's point beach " in pacific grove. the monterey county health departments says that high levels of bacteria have been found in the war, leading to illness. the beach advisory will remain open until the samples indicate that the bacteria is a safe level for
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recreational water contact. >> the alps that include sidecar will hurt their businesses. >> half of the time we are empty because these cars are pulling up picking up people. they are not licensed and there is no oversight. we cannot compete with them. they are not paying any event. >> because the new legislation as morears, the cab driver said they will lose value. >> the damage from the fire at this restaurant march 8th turned out to be worse than what they indicated. this will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is also needed to bring the building back up to code. >> there are a lot of people
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who are involved. this is a normal job and it just will bay going on force more than seven days. >> it has been put off indefinitely for the opening. your reservations will be even harder. >> also, in the news there are calling this a armor and getting day. they have not identified this but they have plans for what they would do if one comes. this was just like a blockbuster movie. nasa is talking about their options to do anything if they can. >> if an astronaut comes at if this occurs over an urban area it may cost a lot of casualties. the probability
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of this happening is much smaller. >> the meteor that hit above the russian city calls about a thousand injuries and a lot of people were hurt. nasa stated that this happens every 100 years or so. the ones that do actually do global spreading happens every thousand years. nasa stated if they're not able to predict but they just want to be ready for it. this is why they're talking about to get something put together. >> the time is 5:52 a.m.. we will be right back in a few minutes.
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>> welcome back. the time is 5:56 a.m.. a group of peace activists in kansas
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are protesting with paint. if check out the colors on this at topeka, kan. home. there is a message behind this rainbow and it is directed at the homes across the street neighbors, but westbound were baptist churchthe westboro baptist church. the charges known for protest the military and gay fumaroles with inflammatory signs. >> the time now is 557. coming up on kron 4 morning news. we are keeping an eye out on a rain that will stick around for the day. erica is tracking today's forecast at when we will see some springlike weather. >> a preschool is

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